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Jazz Guitar Lessons: If I Were A Bell

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[MUSIC]
So let's take a,
a standard that I love playing on.
I first heard it on a Miles Davis
recording called Live At The Black Hawk.
And it's called If I Were A Bell.
I love that, that version of it.
So.
It's a cool tune.
It's mostly, it's kind of a bluesy thing
with two fives and mostly in the key of F,
but in the middle just for
a minute, it goes to A.
It modulates.
So check out the chord changes.
There's a little modulation to D minor and
then a real quick little
spring into A major.
And then it just goes
right back to F again.
So there is some modulation in there,
check that out.
And the rest of it is pretty
much it starts off on 5, 7 of 5.
[MUSIC]
And then 3 minor 7.
5, 7 of 2.
[MUSIC]
5 7 of 5, 2, 5, 1.
And, so there's a lot of like,
really standard stuff.
And, and, and an opportunity to
try using our analysis powers.
And then using all the stuff we've talked
about of what you can play to lead you.
Using those notes that
are a little outside of the key
to lead us to the different
cadences in each part of the song.
So I'll try to use as many of
these little scale fragments and
patterns as I can in this solo,
but I'm just gonna be.
Kind of be free wheeling
my way through it.
Let me know what you think of it.
I'd love to know.
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